World Czech republic Hradec Kralove Region Broumov The Benedictine Abbacy Of St. Wenceslas
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THE BENEDICTINE MONASTERY OF ST.WENCESLAS The Benedictine Monastery of St. Wenceslas was built in the first half of the 14th century on the site of the former citadel. It was rebuilt after being destroyed by fires in 1559, 1664 and 1684. The Baroque era of 1728 -1738 gave the monastery its present day appearance when it was reconstructed after the drawings of K.I. Dientzenhofer. He designed the plans for the interior namely the prelacy, the refectory and the library. The interior decorations were made by famous artists of Prague's Baroque era - stuccos by B.Spinetti, frescos by K. Kovar and paintings by J.Hager and F. Scheffler. Currently in the monastery is a museum of the Broumov Area. .